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Decisions, decisions, decisions ARGGHHH!

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Is it only the author of this post who at times feels life can be like a roundabout with umpteen exits which you keep going round and round in trying to figure which one is the best route out? AND when considering this, find, more exits have appeared! Making decisions can feel like this. We weigh the pros and cons of each possible outcome, we gather the information that may help, but sometimes, we find with so many conflicting priorities, it's what do we give attention to first?

When we feel overwhelmed by whatever is happening it can be easy to either jump in without thinking it through or procrastinate so long, we find we are giving ourselves even more stress!

There can be reasons why we delay making decisions. This piece and the tips are for self-management and do not replace professional advice. If you feel you need more than self-management tips please speak to your GP or health care providers about services near you, or check the whit's happening information magazines on the website, which feature lists of services and resources. If you feel overwhelmed by what is happening and are thinking of suicide, please speak to someone now. 

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There can be many reasons why we delay making decisions, the following tips and affirmation postcard won't offer all the answers, but they may provide some useful points for reflection around decision making if you feel this is something which is getting in the road of your wellbeing.

Be kind to yourself. Sometimes we beat ourselves up over decisions we think we need to make and feel guilty because we haven't acted. This wee piece may be of interest if you find yourself struggling with guilt www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/learning-not-to-beat-yourself-up-with-guilt-1 again, this does not replace professional advice.

Another reason why setting goals is important is they help inform the decisions we want to make to get from where we are, to where we want to be. Journaling and Visualisation can help us focus our thinking on what matters to us, what our priorities are, which can help then in planning the decisions we are making around what action we plan next. There are pieces on the site around visualisation and journaling you may find helpful.

Remember also, we can ask for help, when we have some big decisions to make, we don't need to face them alone. There are friends and family who may, if given a chance, be willing to be a sounding board, or work colleagues, or if you find it difficult to talk to anyone you know, check out the whit's happening information magazine or look at services local to you. 

There is often a lot more going on than we realise. You matter and your wellbeing matters, consider the decisions which matter to you as the clearer we are on the route we need to go down, the faster we can get off the roundabout and start the journey to where it is, we need to be.

"Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something."

by Anonymous
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